The aim of Akureyri Museum is the collection, preservation and study of objects relating to cultural history and the daily lives of people in the Eyjafjörður.
Many articles and photographs portraying the life and work of past inhabitants of Eyjafjörður and Akureyri can be seen the Akureyri Museum. The Museum offers two permanent exhibitions depicting the history of the area from settlement to modern times: “Eyjafjorður from Early Times” and “Akureyri – the Town on the Bay”. Many interesting and unique artefacts can be found in the exhibitions relating to the Viking period, the Middle Ages, religion and everyday life in Eyjafjörður and Akureyri. All exhibition texts are in English but also available in German and Danish. The surrounding museum garden is an idyllic picnic spot and the 19th Century church is well worth a visit. The Museum hosts a number of events throughout the year.